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McCain warns against Russian overtures day after Trump and Putin talk

Sen. John McCain issued a stern warning Tuesday against smoothing relations with Russia, one day after President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed that the two countries need to do just that.... Read more»1

Still thousands of ballots left to tally in Pima County

Although they're unlikely to affect the outcome of any races, local election officials are still counting ballots: about 20,000 provisionals remain to be added to the totals in Pima County. In Maricopa County, about 45,000 remained.... Read more»

Town halls: Learn more about proposed Tucson sales tax bump

The city of Tucson is having a series of town halls this week and next to provide information and answer questions about a proposed half-cent municipal sales tax that may be approved in a May 2017 election.... Read more»

Scared by Trump, some migrants give up on American dream

For some poor Central Americans and Mexicans at travelers' shelters in the desert town of Nogales, Trump's threats to build a wall along the whole border and deport millions of illegal immigrants have led them to abandon their harrowing journeys and hopes of a better life in the north. ... Read more»

Judge set to order Border Patrol to halt controversial detention practices

A federal judge said Tuesday that he will soon order a halt to Border Patrol practices that regularly see detainees held for more than 24 hours in dirty, cold and overcrowded "icebox" cells, where they experience sleep deprivation. ... Read more»1

Hate crimes on rise — but gov't isn't keeping good track

There is considerable anxiety about the potential for violence after a bitter national election. The data kept on hate crimes won’t reassure anyone. ... Read more»

Arizona immigration lawyers busy fielding calls from anxious clients

Immigration lawyers in Arizona said they have been flooded with calls from anxious clients in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, but they are urging people to avoid rash decisions in the midst of uncertainty.... Read more»

U.S. Border Patrol sends more agents to Texas as apprehensions rise

The United States Customs and Border Protection agency plans to send an additional 150 agents to the southern border region of Texas to combat a recent rise in apprehensions, mostly of children and families crossing illegally, it said on Saturday.... Read more»

Pima GOP chair Beard won't run again

Bill Beard, the chairman of the Pima County Republican Party, announced Monday that he won't seek another term heading up the local branch of the GOP.... Read more»

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

Trump: 'Gotcha'

Our nation just got Trumped in the worst possible way.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

5 reasons Arizona may finally start to swing

Democracy works best when elections aren't foregone conclusions. Republicans take Arizona for granted so national Democrats should start treating Arizona like Ohio. You laugh, but just you wait ... just you wait.... Read more»

Texas border leaders think Trump's tough talk on NAFTA will die down

Despite all the time Donald Trump spent bashing NAFTA while running, Texas border leaders hope he'll soften his stance as campaign trail rhetoric cools. ... Read more»

Minority, civil rights groups will work with Trump, fight if need be

Minority and civil rights organizations met in Washington Thursday with a message for President-elect Donald Trump: They are willing to work with his administration, but only if he rejects what they called the hateful rhetoric of his campaign.... Read more»

Revenge of the forgotten class

Hillary Clinton and the Democrats were playing with fire when they effectively wrote off white workers in the small towns and cities of the Rust Belt. ... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

Immigrant 'dreamers' fear deportation nightmare under Trump

Some undocumented immigrants brought here as kids were granted a sort of legal status by President Barack Obama. They're in a state of shock and panic now that Donald Trump has won the White House. ... Read more»

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